Clarksville to Nashville transit options under review

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Clarksville to Nashville transit options under review

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The Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) recently kicked off the Northwest Corridor Transit Study to evaluate transit options between Clarksville and Nashville.

One of the key components of the project is input from those who live, work and travel along this corridor.

An open house style public meeting will be held on Thursday, April 16 at the Cheatham County Courthouse in Ashland City from 5-7 p.m.

The open house meetings will introduce the project, familiarize residents with the study area and ask for initial feedback.

Participants are welcome to “come and go” throughout the two-hour session.

“This is a key corridor for the region and has been identified as part of the Nashville Area MPO’s Regional Transit Vision,” said Felix Castrodad, director of planning for the RTA. “Public input is essential to help validate the study process. It also will ensure that a sound solution is identified that meets the community’s needs and helps move transit forward along the northwest corridor.”

The study area consists of five corridors linking Clarksville and Nashville: Interstate 24; Highway 12/Ashland City Highway; a combination of the existing Nashville & Western freight corridor and needed rail right-of-way; CSX Rail east of I-24; and Highway 41-A, which runs parallel to I-24.

One of the anticipated outcomes of the study is short- and long-term transit solutions to alleviate congestion along I-24.

Original article from The Tennessean and The Ashland City Times.

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